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The origin and evolution of lactation
- The presence of mammary glands is the defining morphological feature of mammals. The recent assembly of the bovine genome and a report in Genome Biology that links the milk and lactation data of bovine and other mammalian genomes will help biologists investigate this economically and medically important feature.
Capuco, Anthony V. , Akers, R. Michael
lactation , mammary glands , mammary gland function , mammary development , physiological regulation , milk , maternal milk , genome , genomics , evolution , mammals
- Includes references
- Journal of biology 2009, v. 8, no. 37
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